HIMSS Early Careerists Webinar: Workforce Trends and Opportunities

Sep 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Virtual Event

Speakers: David Marc, PhD,CHDA, Associate Professor, Department Chair, Health Informatics Graduate Program Director, The College of St. Scholastica

Eric Nordgren, Program Manager, Department of Health Informatics and Health Information, The College of St. Scholastica

Dr. Marc has a Master’s degree in biological sciences and a PhD in health informatics from the University of Minnesota and is a certified health data analyst (CHDA). He currently serves on the AHIMA Council for Excellence in Education (CEE), the HIMSS Early Careerists Taskforce, and the HIMSS Tiger Informatics Scholars Workgroup.  Dr. Marc has authored a number of referred journal articles on HIIM workforce trends and is a frequent speaker at state and national association meetings where he speaks on topics related to healthcare data analytics.

Eric Nordgren is the Program Manager for the Department of Healthcare Informatics and Information Management at The College of Saint Scholastica. Mr. Nordgren coordinates internship placements, along with communications and social media for the department. Before coming to CSS, Eric worked in a variety of roles at within health insurance, in addition to time spent substitute teaching and in retail sales. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education/Language Arts from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. 

Session Description:

The nature of health information and technology is changing and growing at a rapid pace. This is resulting in career opportunities that are evolving quickly. The job titles, requirements and responsibilities are still being defined, yet there are clear market trends that are important for emerging professionals to recognize and understand. This webinar will focus on how the evolution of health information technology careers are providing emerging professionals opportunities that were unavailable just a few years ago. Details will be provided on the wide variety of roles available in the market today, where the industry is headed, and the skills and knowledge that are sought after. Tips on how to take advantage of these trends in your career and positioning yourself properly will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives:

Examine the impact of data and technology on HIT careers
Illustrate the skills that employers are seeking
Explain how early careerists can prepare themselves to move into or advance in HIT roles